Ron Demers named Master of Cermonies of Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Schools

Monday, October 1, 2012

Well-known KTIV Meteorologist Ron Demers will serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the 16th Annual Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Schools scheduled for Sunday, October 14 at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City.

Demers is the Chief Meteorologist and Weather Anchor of KTIV Channel 4 News at 5, 6 and 10pm. He is a native of Storm Lake, Iowa and graduate of St. Mary's Catholic Schools as well as a 1992 graduate of Briar Cliff University. Demers did his meteorology training through Mississippi State University and was awarded the coveted Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society in 1998.

"I think Catholic education has given me the foundation I needed to grow in my faith while getting a very good education," said Demers. "I feel that helping others and not always putting yourself first was always stressed which still benefits me to this day. Now to see my kids getting the same kind of opportunities in their education makes me feel I'm keeping the tradition alive in my family while giving them the best opportunity to grow in their faith and learn the same great values I grew up learning."

Ron's wife Katie (McElroy) is a reading specialist in Sioux City and also graduated from Briar Cliff University. Ron and Katie are the proud parents of four children, three of which attend Holy Cross Catholic Schools (part of Bishop Heelan Catholic School System) in Sioux City. The family belongs to St. Michael's Church in Sioux City where Ron plays both piano and organ.

The Bishop's Dinner is an annual fundraiser that supports more than 6,200 students who attend sixteen Catholic school systems throughout the Diocese of Sioux City. This year's featured speaker is Sioux City native and Leave it to Beaver star, Jerry Mathers. Tickets may be purchased by calling (712) 233-7524 or online at

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